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Human Trafficking Work Group

This cross-functional work group addresses the complex issue of human trafficking in coordination with the County’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC). The Work Group will take a victim-centered approach as they work to reduce trafficking and protect victims by providing them with the resources they need in partnership with a variety of organizations, including non-and regional counterparts across the state. The multidisciplinary team of professionals on the Human Trafficking Work Group is dedicated to the prevention and reduction of human trafficking by:

  • Improving public awareness and victim identification
  • Linking victims and survivors to quality, trauma-informed, comprehensive resources
  • Developing a collaborative, victim-centered response to human trafficking throughout the County

Contact Information

Please email to speak to Carmen Christiana about the Human Trafficking Work Group.



Webinars are be presented via Zoom in English, with Spanish translation available. 

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The Human Trafficking Work Group is comprised of a team of professionals and individuals from the Commission for Women as well as representatives from law enforcement, education, social services, and health and legal fields. Individual members must be County residents or represent organizations located in the County or serving County residents, with a proven history and involvement in public advocacy. The Chair of the CJCC approves the membership of the Work Group. The Work Group also selects a member (Chair) to be a permanent member of the CJCC.

NameOrganization and Role
Ashley McAree, MSN, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A—Co-ChairGreater Baltimore Medical Center—Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Program, Forensic Nurse
Milana Vayner, Esq.—Co-ChairDepartment of Housing and Community Development—Senior Advisor, Policy and Strategic Initiatives
Amanda Rodriguez, Co-ChairExecutive Director, Turn Around
Jennifer Stine,  LMSW—SecretaryCourt-Appointed Special Advocates of Baltimore County, Inc., Executive Director
Carmen Christiana—Special LiaisonOutreach Coordinator, Office of Community Engagement, Office of the County Executive
Stacy AmparoState’s Attorney’s Office—Assistant State’s Attorney
Rosalyn BerkowitzCommission for Women—Commissioner
Detective David BlackburnBaltimore County Police Department—VICE Narcotics Unit
Captain Michael A. Cortes, IIICommander, Vice/Narcotics Section
Mat FonsecaDepartment of Juvenile Services
Michael L. Ford, Ed. D.BCPS—School Safety Manager (West Zone)
Dr. Brenda SavoyCommission for Women—Commissioner
Krista Trahan, LCSW-CHealth and Human Services, Social Services—Program Manager SATP/Co-Director CAC
Kelly TruaxGBMC SAFE, Community Outreach Coordinator
David Williams, DDS, MS, MPHMaryland Human Trafficking Task Force and Co-Founder Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness (Mid-Atlantic PANDA)
Dr. Joyce P. WilliamsStevenson University, Adjunct Professor Graduate and Professional Studies, Nursing


The Work Group meets every second Tuesday of alternating months. (Meetings began May 8, 2018.) Subcommittee meetings may be requested by the Chair or Committee Chairs as frequently as required to perform its duties. A majority of voting members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and an affirmative vote of the majority of those present at any meeting shall be sufficient for any official action. Staff assistance shall be provided by the County Executive Office.


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Date and TimeLocationMeeting Documents
March 12, 2019
8:30 a.m.
Historic Courthouse Executive Conference Room
400 Washington Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
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May 14, 2019
8:30 a.m.
Historic Courthouse Executive Conference Room
400 Washington Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
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Feb 11Virtual meeting via Webex
May 12Virtual meeting via Webex
September 9Virtual meeting via Webex
December 8Virtual meeting via Webex

Contact Us

Office of the County Executive

400 Washington Avenue
Mezzanine Level
Towson, Maryland 21204


Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.




County Executive

John A. Olszewski, Jr.